American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Pirandello, Luigi 1867-1936. Italian writer best known for his plays Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921) and Tonight We Improvise (1930). Pirandello won the 1934 Nobel Prize for literature.
- n. Italian novelist and playwright (1867-1936)
“Pirandello is praised for his bold and ingenious revival of dramatic and scenic art, and Faulkner for his artistically unique contribution to the modern American novel.”
“Pirandello is always preoccupied with the problem of identity.”
“As a moralist, Pirandello is neither paradoxical nor destructive.”
“I had been playing Chekov and Shakespeare and Pirandello and, you know, I was very snobbish.”
“It's like Harold Pinter crossed with Pirandello or god knows what.”
“We did weird adaptation of (Luigi) Pirandello plays.”
“Later, I had enough to do in teaching European theatre at Warwick University, getting students to understand Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, Wedekind, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett and Artaud, without making time for Shaw.”
“The austerity continued into the early 1970s with a series, dedicated to Twombly's late friend Nini Pirandello, characterised by subtle rhythmic patterns and muted colours, quite distinct from the baroque lushness of his earlier work.”
“In this sense, it is only a short step, as George Steiner once pointed out, from Kleist to Pirandello.”
“The two talked about the upcoming season and Ms. Randall ended up giving a grant for a production of "Kaos," based on some Pirandello stories and conceived by Martha Clarke.”
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